„At the Volkskunde Museum in December, bookworms will crawl into thin air and turn into fireflies.“ Alix Eynaudi
On the premises of the Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art, Viennese choreographer Alix Eynaudi shows a dance piece oscillating between choreography and performance-based exhibition. Together with five other artists, she entangles the audience in a labyrinth of signs and materials, creating a patchwork of sensual rhythms, music, light and poetry.
For this piece entitled Chesterfield, the dancers draw their inspiration from Victorian plant books and the museums’s collection, including fire-painted leather objects, punched masks or fine carvings on animal skin. Based on these various sources of inspiration, they collage the piece Chesterfield, in which their bodies appear like dancing words and signs.
Choreographer/dancer Alix Eynaudi lives and works in Vienna. She completed her training to become a ballet dancer at the Opéra national de Paris and studied contemporary dance at PARTS in Brussels. For seven years, she danced in Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s company ROSAS. She has been touring the world with her own pieces successfully since 2005. Chesterfield is Alix Eynaudi’s second production with the Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art; one more co-operation is in the stage of planning.
A project by Alix Eynaudi Performance Alix Eynaudi, with Mark Lorimer, Quim Pujol, Cécile Tonizzo, Charlotte Nagel Costume design An Breugelmans Leather collages Cécile Tonizzo Light design Bruno Pocheron Thanks to Alessio Scandale, Jean-Luc Plouvier, Elton Petri, Jacopo Lanteri, Clémentine Caudron, Hiros Production, Marie Christine Baratta, Frederic Danos, Brecht Vandenbroucke, Koen Jansen, Bram Coeman, Lise Lendais, Annegret Schalke Production and small hands Sarah Blumenfeld for boîte de production – Verein für zeitgenössischen Tanz und zeitgenössische Administration Smart – Das Büro für KünstlerInnen und Kreative Fanzine Alix Eynaudi and Quim Pujol Design Fanzine Maria Pita Guerreiro and Deborah Janssen With the help of Michael Zellinger and Yves Mettler
A co-production by Alix Eynaudi and brut Wien, danceWEB through Life Long Burning and BUDA Kunstencentrum. In co-operation with Tanzquartier Wien, La Place de la Danse – CDCN Toulouse/Occitanie (working studio), the Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art. With the kind support of the City of Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs, the Arts and Culture Department of the Austrian Federal Chancellor’s Office, European Union’s Cultural Programme and the Department of Cultural Affairs of the 8th district, Josefstadt, Vienna.
brut at Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art
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Spittelauer Lände 12, 1090 Vienna
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Laudongasse 15-19, 1080 Vienna
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